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CBS
Jul 1, 2011 4:30am PDT
before the big holiday weekend. the upgrade that is forcing thousands of commuters to find another ride to work today. >>> not doing their jobs and then lying about it. pg&e's shocking admission about skipping crucial inspections. good morning, it's friday, july 1. i'm grace lee. >> did you say it's friday? >> it is friday. >> that's much better. you just said it's friday. >> wait until 6:30! [ laughter ] >> 4:30. i'm frank mallicoat. you have four happy people here. we have a beautiful holiday weekend ahead. and it's flied. >> going to be hot. >> yeah. it really is. it's going to be scorching hot. if you want a hot weekend, the 4th of july weekend is the time to do it. high pressure building in, temperatures soaring this afternoon as high as the 90s into concord, 80s in san jose, 70s around the bay. you get the idea, temperatures could be near 100 this weekend. we'll talk more about that in a moment. right now let's check traffic with elizabeth. >> let's go outside live towards the golden gate bridge. they hinted at it but there is no golden gate ferry service today. golden gate b
CBS
Jul 1, 2011 12:00pm PDT
big hit in san jose. just as fire season starts to heat up, starting today, there will be fewer fire trucks available to respond to emergencies. one engine from fire station 29 is being taken out of service to save money. the number of firefighters on trucks is being reduced from five to four, and crews are all taking a 10% pay cut. as a result, the department says response times could increase. >>> good news in oakland for some police officers. the city will hire back 22 of the 80 police officers that it laid off last year under a new city budget that was approved last night to close a $58 million shortfall. the mayor cast the deciding vote. the plan includes pay and benefit cuts that city workers have already accepted. >>> work crews are cleaning up a mess in the east bay. east bay m.u.d. says that a water main broke near san pablo dam road in el sobrante around 9:30 this morning. crews were able to cap the 12" line but as you can see, several inches of water still remain. there are also reports of a vehicle hitting a hydrant in the area and a pipeline bers at a local business. but
CNN
Jul 1, 2011 2:00am PDT
or staffing at nursing and veterans homes. it affects roads, it's a big hassle for campers, they've got to leave state parks on this fourth of july weekend. >>> and the nba's collective bargaining agreement ran out. making it the second major sports organization to lead a lockout. the league said lost $300 million last season. so owners want to reduce players' salaries. the sides are so far apart on this that industry insiders say the entire 2011-2012 season is in jeopardy. i'll have more with "sports illustrated" later on in the show. >>> prosecutors in the casey anthony trial can call rebuttal witnesses after the defense rested without put herring on the stand. cnn has obtained home video of anthony as a young girl in 1991. here she is as a friend's birthday party. >> happy birthday, my name is casey. >> what do you think, casey, i didn't get you. >> happy birthday. happy birthday, my name's casey. >> the woman who claims she had an affair with casey's father was on the stand yesterday. here's what she says, george anthony, the father told her about caylee anthony's death. >> he h
CBS
Jul 1, 2011 6:00am EDT
from a big hit comedy movie. we'll tell you the story and give you a preview of the great dundalk heritage fair. four days of celebrating the 4th of july. wait until you hear about the entertainment, that's when the eyewitness news morning edition rolls on. ,,,,,, host: could switching to geico really save you 15% or more on car insurance? host: is the pen mightier than the sword? ninja 2: ow vo: geico. 15 minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance. somebody help! [ gasps ] my hero! anyone can be a hero with the new captain america cherry coolatta from dunkin'. get yours for a limited time only. america runs on dunkin'. hurry in today for your first avenger tri-cup while supplies last. >>> you know, that's a beautiful thing. red's fans are in town. i was at the ballpark last night. we had a reunion. there was a lot of cardinal fans in town. it's not like when you see the red sox fans and you're six to your stomach. it was neat seeing them. people having vacations, watching baseball. >>> calm winds and barometer at 30.01678, i have to tell you, it wouldn't be a bad thing i
SFGTV2
Jul 1, 2011 7:30am PDT
have brought a big bag or something like that. any way i just put his head - and then then stash him in my kimono. i can't get in front of them. easy. this is a big hour. my next victim. [snickering quietly] next. bet i capture 150. my body is full of many herring. [laughing] where is my robe. it's missing. a temple god must have taken my ladder away. the man started pacing back and forth wondering how to get down. so, the sunlight made one of the birds wake up. bird:i can't breathe. so i must be catching a bad cold. i drank too much, saki rice wine last night. was a little tipsy. i don't remember. any way. think can't move. someone is leaning on me so who is it. my cousin. my brother. we've been got by a hunter. hey! my cousin, wake up. no. not a good morning. we've been caught by a hunter. pass the word but be quiet okay. okay. wake up, wake up, wake up. wake up. wake up. wake up. wake up. wake up. wake up. hey! did you wake up? we've been caught by a hunter. right. i got a good plan. just do what i say. at the count of three, you flap your wings as hard as you can. right? 1, 2
NBC
Jul 1, 2011 4:30am PDT
work, he has the day off. they can be dangerous, this time of year, they can cost you big time as well. christie smith is live in oakland with that warning about fireworks. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. yeah, firefighters and police are talking about a couple of things, one is that it's going to be hot and dry this fourth of july which means higher than normal fire danger to keep in mind if you're using fireworks. around the bay area in cities and counties it's a mixed bag where you can and can't use safe and sane fireworks. we're standing at one of the fire stations where they have collection bins to get illegal fireworks off the streets. if you are caught with fireworks you can be fined up to $1,000 in the city, police and fire will be patrolling looking for people setting them off. we have youtube video of what not to do. there was someone shooting fireworks toward a b.a.r.t. train, possessing large quantities of fireworks could get you jail time, and fines of up to 5,000 to $10,000. there's also the danger factor involved with burns, even losing limbs, last y
NBC
Jun 30, 2011 5:00pm PDT
took a big hit, $1.3 billion cut. public school also have less and will have to make do with less, $3 billion in payments are delayed and 70 state parks will be closed. >> this must budget will affect almost all of us. among the changes, commuting in the bay area, beginning tomorrow it will get more expensive. toll also increase on bay area bridges for vehicles with more than two axles. that includes big-rigs and cars towing boats or trailers so if you're heading to the sierra, bring extra cash. public transportation fare also also rice, the san francisco municipal transportation agency is bumping up the price. a $2 hike for adult and $1 for kids, seniors and disabled. golden gate transit buses and ferries will add 5% to their fares for a full list of fare changes go to our website. >>> this has impacted dozens of san jose police officers. 67 of them will turn in their badges tonight. as we first reported to you yesterday, they are victims of san jose's $150 million budget deficit. they'll officially be off the job as of midnight tonight. >> it's a lot harder than i thought it wou
ABC
Jul 1, 2011 6:00am EDT
information, go to wjla.com. >>> the big holiday getaway is about to get under way. this year, the highways may not be the busiest. >> aaa says the number of holiday drivers will drop this year and a number of air travelers will increase. we go live to reagan national airport where travelers are already heading out this morning. >> that's right passengers traveling through the three area airports should brace for cross because aaa mid-atlantic says local air travel is up 22%. 784,000 dc/metro area drivers will travel by car, aaa says that is down by almost 3% from the same time last year. roads and highways should be a little less crowded even as drivers are enjoying lower gas prices. aaa says most americans will be staying close to home this year. the average distance travelled this week and will be about 573 miles which is down 7% compared to 2010. for those in the city, that will have much to look forward to. on the national mall, organizers are gearing up for the fireworks and a parade. the maryland transportation authority says it is crucial to pinpoint your time for departure to avoid
MSNBC
Jun 30, 2011 9:00pm EDT
always. every once in a while, big american political change comes not from washington, but from the states. and today is one of those days. in the 1973, the supreme court said states could no longer ban abortions. today, one state just about did anyway. just over two years ago, a doctor named george tiller was murdered by an anti-abortion extremist. he shot dr. tiller in the head at dr. tiller's church in wichita. killed him instantly. since then, the late doctor's clinic in central kansas has been closed. the first doctor who said she would start providing abortion services again in that part of the state, she has been hounded by anti-abortion protesters. they have protested outside her family practice in wichita. they have protested outside her home. she's been targeted by wanted poster style emails, wanted posters calling her a mass murderer. she also got a letter telling her one day there would be a bomb under her car, that the anti-abortion activists would do anything they could to stop her. so she has not been able to open a practice providing abortions in wichita. so now ther
ABC
Jul 1, 2011 5:00pm EDT
to make an arrest. >>> the big developments in the rape case that ties to continents. dominique strauss-kahn was released on bail. this comes as there are significant cold and the accuser's account to police. >> it was certainly a legal bombshells in court. for weeks he has been confined to a luxury manhattan loft. today, he is freed from house arrest. prosecutors are investigating holes in the story. he walked out of court a free on his own recognizance. he did not speak to reporters. >> we get to celebrate fort his family a bit of personal independence. >> he has been the focus of a pipe -- of a high-profile investigation when a hotel maid accused him of sexually assaulting her in his luxury hotel suite. >> substantial credibility issues. we are not moving to dismiss the case. >> the woman advocates making up a story of being gang raped and beaten in her homeland in order to enhance her application for asylum. the charges, including attempted rape are not being produced. >> are prosecutors will continue their investigation. >> the attorney for the alleged victim is outraged. h
NBC
Jul 1, 2011 5:00am PDT
patrol as well. we have a big holiday coming up. one of my favorite holidays. the weather plays such a key role in the fourth of july. everybody wants to know the forecast. i've got that coming up. for today, we're already warming up. big ridge of high pressure situated out in the pacific, is going to drift toward the bay area. so today we're talking about 90s inland, triple-digit weather on the way. we'll get to that. mike has the day off. he's taking a much-needed break. let's look at your traffic right now taking a look at the bay bridge. a little bit slow westbound on the bay bridge, not too bad though the metering lights are off, they will probably stay off for the next hour at least as it's slow out there. we have no accidents to report so we're off to a great start this morning of a holiday weekend. we'll keep updating you. back to you, marla. >> thanks, christina. a one-day strike by ticket takers shut down all golden gate ferry service between marin and san francisco this morning. today in the bay's damian trujillo is live in larkspur with the impacts. good morning. >> reporte
FOX
Jul 1, 2011 6:00am EDT
trigger and the gun he used in that apartment. >> we just heard the big boom, like a big shot. so my son came in the house, i got shot, it hurtsism took him upstairs and just cleaned the wound. >> reporter: the 4-year-old was taken to children's hospital but his wounds are not considered life-threatening. police did question the shooter's parents as well as those who had access to the apartment trying to figure out just who owns this gun because, in maryland, it is illegal to leave a loaded firearm in some place where an unsupervised child under the age of 16 could get their hand on it. that is the latest here in palmer park. back to you. >> thank you. >>> an update now on the corruption scandal in prince george's county. county council woman leslie johnson faces more than a year in prison. she needed guilty yesterday admitting that when her husband, then county executive jack johnson, called on her, she followed his instructions to plush a $100,000 developers check down the toil the the and hid more than $79,000 in cash in her undergarments. >> i made a mistake for which i today accepte
NBC
Jul 1, 2011 3:20am PDT
big. some big news here in new york city, president obama went to a broadway show tonight, while justin bieber was only a few blocks away at macy's. it was a crazy scene, you had the most powerful man in the world, and then right down the street, president obama. [ laughter ] that's right. president obama was in new york today. there was one embarrassing moment when he saw the naked cowboy and was like, "please tell me you're not a democratic congressman." [ laughter ] thank goodness. [ cheers and applause ] because of the president's visit, there was major gridlock, traffic. it was really bad. instead of showing clips from nbc, the tv in my cab played the entire "lord of the rings" trilogy. [ laughter ] did you see this? sarah palin is denying reports her bus tour is canceled, and says it will resume when the time comes. [ light laughter ] so there you go, everyone. it's not canceled -- not canceled. she just stopped doing it and has no specific plans to start again. [ laughter and applause ] just so we're clear. speaking of sarah palin this week, palin tweeted that her daughter
SFGTV2
Jul 1, 2011 4:30pm PDT
on the issue. and i believe we should never forget to work on equity because we have those big social differences within our town. this is just shortly a slide that shows you what already has been polled, that denmark and the netherlands, they are in fact far ahead of all of the other european countries and belgium is somewhere in-between making an effort but for sure also at this trip, i have been able to learn a lot from my european colleagues in denmark and in the netherlands. brussels is in the heart of europe and i think it's also has been a very good thing that there is european regulations, although at this moment, european regulations are mainly on achieving certain environmental standards. let's say pollution by co2 and particles. but that has helped us as we had too high air pollution in brussels as it was sanctioned by the european union that we really could stress on alternative mobility. we don't wait until european legislation or regulation coming up. we also have no brussels, no belgium, but european towns, towns in europe, trying to find one another and to press
ABC
Jul 1, 2011 4:30am PDT
ferry. the union decided to make the big move and declared would it strike but the bridge district said fine and made a big move and said we're going to cancel service entirely. negotiations have been going on since november 2009. the union is upset because 16 ticket agents are going to be replaced by ticket machines next week the bridge district is trying to close a gap of $89 million. they decided shutting down service would be the right thing to do, to cut to the chase and let the customers know because they figured other unions wouldn't want to cross the line but the employees were disappointed. >> we would appreciate it if they would focus more on the employees and 34 years of service and treating them in a way they can leave the judge but to disrespect them and cast them off in hopes we won't make a ruckus as we leave july 8th. >> i think our organization has an excellent track record in what we but put on the table. >> reporter: bridge officials are offering to reassign the workers that is being replaced by machines. hopefully the number of people that will be impacted will
CNN
Jun 30, 2011 8:00pm EDT
big question. they clearly can't have an opening in the treasury secretary's post right now. so it would leave the white house and the administration in a lurch if he were to, you know, really plan an exit without a clear succession plan. but treasury secretary geithner is clearly exhausted. >> but that is exactly why it stee seems to me so odd. it sounds like what people are expecting out of this white house when it comes to economics these days, so maybe it's just par for the course. jeff, does it strike you as just kind of bad politics, bad timing? what's your take on this? >> i don't think anyone in the world cares much who's the treasury secretary. people care that the economy is not recovering, and he is the leading representative of it other than the president himself. things were getting better in may. they stopped getting better. this is a problem in substance, and it's a problem politically. shuffling around the boxes doesn't matter, but the lack of a sense that anything is getting better or there's a plan to get things better is a big, big problem. >> jeff, there's absol
ABC
Jul 1, 2011 6:00pm EDT
people to make some changes in their last- minute plans. locally, the national is the big choice. the biggest attraction is the fireworks show on monday. there will be 16 entrance points to the mall for attendees. security will be tight. metro will operate extra trains that night. the firebirds will begin shortly after 9:00. -- the fireworks will begin shortly after 9:00. >> here it is a look outside. pincher's -- temperatures are promising to be typical for the summer. >> it should feel like to live. -- july. temperatures are still around 90 degrees. first of all, if you are heading outside, and it will be a day when the weekend will be starting off sunny. very comfortable tomorrow. the humidity comes in with a vengeance as we get into sunday. sunday is the date where you have to keep an eye on the afternoon. there is nothing going around, nor will there be tonight or tomorrow. for all of the great fireworks displays that'll be fine. i will tell you all the details and a few minutes. >> you can check out our temperatures on the radar any time on line at wjla.com. >>> we are foll
ABC
Jul 1, 2011 4:00am PDT
prices could be lower than expected by fall. >>> hewlett-packard is trying to make a big splash with its new touch pad tablet computer. you can find the touch pad in stores today. "usa today's" ed banks says it has too few apps, also too many glitches, but he did find real positives. >> the standout feature here is web os. that's hp's operating system originally developed for the palm prix. uses a playing card metaphor. where all the apps and tasks you're running appear as playing cards. when you're done you flick i i off the screen. it's easy to switch among them. it makes multi-tasking a breeze. >> hp is deploying workers to best buy stores to demonstrate how to operate the touch padad >>> smaller regional chains fare better than nationally known giants in "consumer repopos" new ranking of fast food restaurants. mcdonald's burgers came in dead last. the survey said in and out had the best burgers, chick-fil-a had the best chicken, chipotle had the best mexican food. is it wrong that story made me hungry? >> mcdonald's fries, got to say. >>> coming up next, never before seen images
ABC
Jul 1, 2011 4:00pm PDT
work autos one of the best ways to enjoy fire works is one of the big displays, fog sometimes makes those difficult to see, especial fully san francisco, things are looking good for weekend this, is a live look at san francisco, you can see treasure island there. it's been a gorg skbris warm afternoon. people enjoying the opportunity to sun bathe in north beach. and a couple women were grateful for a break from the fog. >> it's awesome. and when this is is a great way to take a look. >> and spencer is here with a look at how hot it got. >> there is a warm up. and these are the highs so far. 91 degrees in morgan hill. and 93 in antioch. 90 fairfield. 92 cloverdale. 88 san jose. it's hot, and very warm. 75 here in san francisco. and tomorrow, high temperatures upper 80s in loxz around the bay. and that is just the beginning of warm weather coming our way. i'll have the forecast coming up. >> and. >> there is dangerous conditions on california rivers. overnight, four deputies got swept downstream when their boat got caught and they've been trying to reach three teen-aged boys on inner
MSNBC
Jun 30, 2011 11:00pm EDT
canceling its planned recess next week for the 4th of july. >> mitch mcconnell making a big deal of inviting the president for a chat with no notice with the knowledge he already had plans. >> the president said he wasn't going to change his plaque plans to meet with mitch mcconnell. >> he also invited the president to hear what would not pass. >> is it logic? the republicans are not big on logic. >> if they don't this time, the full faith and credit of the u.s. will be in peril. >> if we don't do that -- wait, what happens again? >> armageddon. >> armageddon. >> armageddon. >> democrats are saying yes to michele bachmann. >> i'm not surprised by how well michele bachmann has done. she comes across as a real person. >> real human moments. very compelling to voters. >> obama's got some magic. >> with the wink and a hug, she's made the majority of the gop field disappear. >> king james called napoleon and together decided to kill america. they sent the nina, pina, and santa maria to fight. >>> and yes to stephen colbert. >> i'm sorry to say, ladies and gentlemen, we won! [ applause ] >> it's s
MSNBC
Jul 1, 2011 7:00pm EDT
. we need to ask big oil companies and people making over a million dollars to do their fair share by increasing revenues. >> let's talk about a short term deal. are you willing to vote for something that is iks to eight months, the trillion, trillion and a half cuts that have been agred to among the biden group to raise the debt ceiling temporarily? can you sign on to something like that? >> chuck, i prefer ton. i wasn't elected to kick the can. the matter is, he can don't need to kick the can. everybody knows what needs to be done. tighten belts, those are the elements of a long term deal that will help our economy grow and prosper in the future. we have done it before. we could do it again. it would be nice it if we had republicans to noe republicans to negotiate in, in good faith. >> some cuts in medicare, i know you guys have been making a big deal about the 45th anniversary of medicare just past, are you going it sign on some t.o. something that has trends m n medicare as long as you don't feel it hits beneficiaries directly. >> we passed the affordable health care bill last
CBS
Jul 1, 2011 6:00am PDT
a big reprieve. golden gate ferry service boats going to run on schedule today. anne makovec in larkspur. marin county with why the strike has suddenly been called off. she has more. good morning. >> reporter: i just got off the phone with the union spokesman who says, they were thinking about striking so they wanted to let the public know that they were thinking about striking so the public wasn't surprised. then the golden gate bridge district decided to go ahead and call off the service because they didn't want people to be surprised either. so there is confusion between the union and the district, no surprise. we heard of these contract negotiations getting out of control before. in this case it was going to end up in a one-day strike here for golden gate ferry service between larkspur where i'm standing, san francisco, and sausalito all ferry service was going to be cancelled for the day. this morning it turns out that workers showed up for work. so there will be no disruption in service today. certainly a lot of confusion. i spoke with one passenger who was arriving, he ac
FOX
Jun 30, 2011 11:00pm EDT
what led to the big brawl. >> i know it's early, but is there any word of any arrests or suspects they're looking for? >> reporter: at this point investigators are still working on the scene here. they have not released any information about any suspects or any arrests at this point. >> wisdom martin, thanks very much. >>> another big story right now, an armored car heist erupted in gunfire leaving a suspected robber dead. when the man pulled the gun on the truck's guards in a busy shopping center in northeast d.c., the guards were ready for him. fox 5's paul wagner has the story. >> reporter: bill schultz and his son liam had just left the bank and entered the convenience store when they heard the gunfire from the parking lot. >> we heard seven or eight pop, pop, pop, and it was strange. people looked around in the store like what's that, someone lighting off fireworks early and we looked out. there were two what looked like guards, you know, armored car guards, guns drawn on either side of the truck and there was a person on the ground motionless. >> reporter: it's unclear if bo
CNN
Jul 1, 2011 9:00am EDT
divorce proceeding all through making headlines for wrong reasons but making big headlines nonetheless. >> we are following awe tlel' more on the nfl next week. mark, thanks. >>> the numbers are out. not the poll numbers and not the dow industrial. we are talking about the big number of bucks your presidential candidates are raising to win the white house. jim acosta, who has got the biggest bank? >> reporter: sometimes he's are the numbers that count, kyra, this morning. it looks like at this point, the person who has got the biggest bank right now is mitt romney. we haven't gotten any official totals in right now. yesterday his campaign did confirm that he is expected to bring in between $15 million and $20 million in the first quarter of fund-raising this year. not as much as he raised for the 2008 campaign but, still, way ahead of the rest of the pack. jon huntsman, we can mention, he also has a pretty big fund-raising hall for a guy that not a lot of people know about. $4 million. we should mention half of that, though, is money he kicked in himself. he is part of a very wealthy f
CBS
Jun 30, 2011 6:00pm PDT
homes in the area that have already seen a big decline in prices that much harder to sell. >> in certain areas the homes are hard to sell anyways. so i don't know whether this will make it more difficult. it certainly won't help. >> reporter: zillow says even with the new algorythm, the estimates are just a starting point and both carp and quickly agree. >> i would not read too many into it. i would read very little into it. i think the changes in indices over a short period of time are noise. >> i hope they get further corroboration of the value of their houses before they jump off a bridge. >> reporter: there is a psychological aspect to all of this. experts say homeowners make financial and life decisions based on what they believe their homes are worth. if you're curious about what your home is worth, you can have it appraised by a professional. usually costs about $350 to $400. even the folks at zillow say, listen, this is just a starting point. you really do need to do your due diligence. >> thank you. >>> well, the ink has hit the paper. governor brown has signed the state
FOX
Jul 1, 2011 7:00am PDT
union had said yes yesterday. then this morning is was a big question. as you see people heading in to catch the 7:10 vote is there will be no strike but it did take us awhile to get here. >> you don't see signs up, so i guess we're supposed to work. >> you didn't know anything about a strike? >> no. >> reporter: that man was our first indication that the strike wouldn't happen at all. he belongs to the inlandboatmen's union, the union that was supposed to go on strike. he showed up for work this morning. so did the other employees. so just after 5 service went ahead as scheduled. that was the first gate to open and there were a handful of passengers. >> i was in the car on the way to the city. i was just about to drive when i heard. >> reporter: how much easier is it for you get on the boat? >> much, coffee, paper. >> reporter: two boats left. there was a lot of confusion. we heard from the district. they said the union didn't give them a head's up. the union said they did tell the district yesterday morning about the possibility of a strike and told them last night this was called of
NBC
Jul 1, 2011 4:00am PDT
jumped nearly 10% after raising its quarterly dividend and announcing a big stock buy back. ebay rose more than 4% on upgrades in the wake of a fed decision favorable to the pay pal service. this spring farmers planted the second largest corn crop in 70 years. good for consumers. it should bring down food prices, but bad for farmers who probably will lose income. as a result, fertilizer maker cf industries fell more than 5%. >>> a mixed trade commission verdict in eastman kodak's patent dispute with the makers of iphones and black ber is sent kodak tumbling. lockheed martin cut about 1,500 job, anticipating reduced defense spending. >>> talking about feeling atm inadequate. a customer using a bank machine in long island's swanky east hampton village found the previous user left behind their savings account bank receipt showing a balance of $99 million. hmm. >>> another sports lockout, a see-saw battle between the giants and the cubs and who is making noise at wimbledon? plus, talk about coming right into your living room. your early morning sports headlines, ah, are straight ahead. >>
CNN
Jul 1, 2011 6:00am PDT
people. we are not showing this to you for the sake of it. who do you know who making a big difference in your community? you can nominate these heroes and they end up winning. >> making a huge difference in their communities. a good thing to see. we want to wish everybody a wonderful fourth of july weekend. hope you're safe, healthy, happy and you have a little bit of fun. >> you're off? >> i'm off watching the fireworks. >> christine and i will be here on monday. have a fantastic weekend. kyra phillips takes it over now with the "cnn newsroom." >> how about a lot of fun? come on! >> some people have to work so i felt bad! >> happy fourth of july, guys. we all will be celebrating. it's 9:00 a.m. on the east coast and 6:00 a.m. on the west coast. thank you for joining us. >>> witnesses taking the stand in the casey anthony murder trial. the judge says the case could go to the jury this weekend. >>> los alamos national lab closed fifth day as high winds make problems for fire crews. 94,000 acres have burned. lab officials say toxic materials are saving. >>> royal couple wakes
FOX
Jun 30, 2011 6:00pm PDT
that they are cutting the taxes when we have such a big budget deficit. >> reporter: the vehicle registration fee is reduced to 6.5%. another $1.4 billion loss to the state. though many taxpayers welcome the relief, others see more damage to california. >> i worry about the people that will be laid off because they won't have enough money. it'll be out of their control. >> they're already cutting very essential services, and i don't see how this is going to help solve any problems at all. >> i think we're going to have some more discussion about this. probably before the next election. >> reporter: government downsizing in all levels seems to be a permanent thing. tom vacar, ktvu news. >>> the governor signed the state budget just one day before the new fiscal year began. the spending plan includes cuts to higher education, welfare and the court. the governor hinted he hasn't given up on putting a tax measure on the ballot. >> before we get finished, i bet we're going to have to go back to the people and get their vote on how we're going to do things going forward. >> reporter: t
CNN
Jun 30, 2011 10:00pm EDT
could be a big factor in the prescription drug problem overall. for one second i want to show you some numbers as to how big a number we're talking about here. . according to the national institute on drug abuse about 7 million people using prescription drugs for non-medical reason. in 2009 ant 3% of the population. nearly one in 12 high school seniors report non-medical use of vicodin. one in 20 say they used oxycontin. what's interesting, drew, is that 59% of those high school seniors also say they got the drugs from a friend or a relative. which brings up another question. as you've been pointing out in your reports, it's so easy to buy these drugs online. but if the pharmacies start to shut down, can people get term from their family or friends pretty easily? >> they certainly will. but i think it's the proliferation of the ease of getting these drugs. and even people who want these drugs, let's say a doctor predescribes them. but the prescription runs out. they're addicted. they want to keep it going so they turn to the internet to keep that going. and they bring those drugs into
NBC
Jul 1, 2011 7:00am PDT
the habit of not traveling as much. >> reporter: the big surprise? while fewer people are driving than a year ago, more people are flying. air travel is up 9% this summer. >> for some people, it actually may be more convenient and cheaper to fly than to drive this year. >> reporter: and airline ticket prices are also up, 11% on average. >> we're cutting back on trips and staying home more. >> it is a pretty exciting trip. the first time that anna and i have ever been anywhere together on a trip like this over the big pond. ♪ >> reporter: the top family destination this summer -- orlando. the top destinations for singles and couples -- las vegas, new york, chicago, and seattle. the good news? experts say there are plenty of flexible hotel deals out there, especially orlando, reno, portland, seattle and colorado. >> free nights, free room upgrades, kids stay free, resort credits. take advantage of all of those offerings to offset higher gas prices and higher airfares. >> reporter: back on the maryland shore, a yearly ritual -- >> every year i bring my kids here just to hang out an
PBS
Jun 30, 2011 11:00pm PDT
"so why is it so big?" i mean, it is a vast territorial power which has, of course, significant ethnic minorities. they have large territories. >> rose: so you're suggesting that there is a history of chinese imperialism and any other historian who suggests that... >> no, no. i think that henry kissinger is clearly right. that it is not an eansionist power inhe sense thatfor exame, russia was. expanding constantly but i think... >> rose: and certain after the war. >> but i think that what you see already is a chinese strategic doctrine and kissinger, i think, would not dispute this which stakes an ambitious claim to a spheref influence as we rightly said and that would provoke conflict so i i think we're entering very very difficult times >> rose: well, your oxford colleague neil ferguson suggests that nationalistic forces will overwhelm and that there will be a conflict between... in some way between the united states and china. >> well any historian who has looked at the history of the rise and fall of great powers would say such shifts are normally accompanied by war. that's
CBS
Jul 1, 2011 5:00am PDT
lawrence karnow and he has a spectacular forecast. >> yeah. the big holiday weekend forecast. and this is working out very nice. if you like the heat, you're going to love it. we're cranking up those temperatures today. 90s in concord, 70s in san francisco. could see triple digits over the weekend. more on that in a moment. right now let's check your traffic with elizabeth. [ laughter ] >> what did you say? >> two cars. >> no, we have look at this. there is actual traffic near the dublin interchange. >> you're making her mad. >> i got an important role here at 5:00 in the morning, you guys. [ laughter ] >> westbound 580 approaching 680. it is about a 15-minute drive right now out of the altamont pass out towards pleasanton. and the dublin interchange. we'll have more traffic coming up including a big traffic story today actually, the cancellation of the golden gate ferry service. you have more on this coming up. >> we do. thank you. >>> thousands of bay area commuters need to find another way to get to work this morning. ferry service shut down between marin county and san francisco today
ABC
Jul 1, 2011 12:00am PDT
quick poll. show of hands. who else has already forgotten who won "the voice?" we're heading into a big weekend. monday of the 4th of july. some of us will remember this weekend as the last time we had all ten fingers. you know, people forget that tom cruise was born on the 4th of july back when we had a beard and no legs. so, happy birthday to him, too. i'm having people over to my house on the fourth. a vegan this year.p and barbecue they're delicious because they are grass fed. guillermo, you're coming over, right? >> yeah. >> jimmy: let me tell you something. the nation of mexico contributes more to the 4th of july than i think america does where do we get our illegal fireworks? mexico. who loads us up with tequila? mexico. chips, salsa, bean dib. the 4th of july, we should thank the country that makes it all possible, mexico. so -- [ cheers and applause ] tell everyone back home we said thank you, okay? tell them we said gracias. >> gracias. >> jimmy: you've been drinking already, haven't you? >> yeah. >> jimmy: all right. i don't know about the rest of the country, but all the goo
FOX
Jul 1, 2011 6:00am PDT
budget cuts tied to san jose's big budget crisis. on any given day a fire truck or fire engine will be out of service at one of san jose four stations. these cuts are raising public safety fears both in and outside the fire department. >> response times increase. fire intensity grows. and so upon arrival our firefighters will be faced with a greater workload, higher risk, and greater demand. >> that is not good for anybody. >> there will not be any re ductions in staff on sunday or the fourth of july. there are cuts that take place today. >>> san francisco city leaders failed to meet today's budget deadline. they were huddled in closed door meetings in city hall until late last night. they are still trying to figure out the final pieces of a huge budget package. now they have agreed on nearly all of the major points in ed lee's $6.8 billion spending plan. the remaining sticking points include proposed social services cuts and contracting -- contracting out security at some city hospitals. >>> the u.s. senate canceled its holiday recess as the big debate continues. republicans made a
CNN
Jul 1, 2011 12:00am EDT
our cnn heroes from people you tell us about. to nominate someone you know who's making a big difference in your community go to cnn >>> tonight, one of the hottest young stars out of hollywood. no, not that hollywood, hollywood in northern ireland. 22-year-old golfer rory mcilroy is the biggest thing in sports since a guy named tiger. a small town boy made good. now, can he help me with my game >> i'll do what i can, but i can't work miracles. >> u.s. open champion rory mcilroy in his first sitdown since that stunning victory. >> for me, i won a golf tournament and that was really the end of it. but, you know, it's a bigger story than that. >> and then one of the greatest tennis players in the history of the sport, billie jean king. how she felt when she beat bobby rigs in that battle. sexes. >> i still wake up in a cold sweat thinking i have to play that match. oh, thank you, god. thank you for letting me win. >> the challenges she faced coming out. >> i didn't get comfortable in my own skin until i was probably 51. >> and my surprising connection with her. i was a ball boy
NBC
Jul 1, 2011 6:00pm EDT
happened there. 21-year-old leonard smith matthews was killed. four others were injured after a big fight broke out. it happened last night. the four victims are expected to be okay. police have not said what started that fight. and they have not identified a suspect yet. >>> if you're heading to the national mall and plan on using metro you have to expect some delays this weekend because parts of the red, orange, and blue lines, they're going through track work today and tomorrow. and the smithsonian metro station is going to be closed for most of the day on monday. it will reopen after the fireworks are over. but to keep people from getting trampled on the escalators, a lot of the downtown station's escalators will be turned off. and all day monday, offpeak fares will be in effect. >>> start of a holiday weekend. it's also a friday. so doug is out in somebody's backyard because he likes to do that on fridays. he is out in montgomery county. where are you, doug? >> oh, we're in potomac, jim. and i'll tell you what, it is a beautiful day, and a beautiful backyard too. take a look. a great
FOX
Jul 1, 2011 6:00am EDT
and julia roberts light up the big screen... in the new movie "larry crowne." crowne."roberts: 1::4 "she's kind of given up a bit. and reinvigorrte herself and er li" life."we give you a behiid-the-sccnesslook... next. you're watching fox 45 morning news.. all local.. all ((break 7)) ((bump in)) if i were a customer, i'd like nonstop travel because it's quicker. because it's convenient. it's just the best way to go. keeps the cost down. [ male announcer ] southwest airlines has added new nonstop flights from bwi airport to south carolina. it means more time doing the things i want to do. it's easy. it's hassle-free. there's no headaches. [ male announcer ] fly southwest airlines' new nonstops from bwi airport to greenville-spartanburg and charleston, south carolina. i like nonstop travel because... you don't got any more stuff. [ laughter ] [ ding ] are you staying home for the are you staying home for the holiday weekend?that might not be a bad idea... you will save gas money and there are some good movies in theaters. candace dold givessus a preview of the optionsswith we are talk
CBS
Jul 1, 2011 4:00pm EDT
dundalk where the fourth of july celebration begins today. a parade, big name entertainment and a lot more. the story coming up here in wjz. >>> and the weekend is here with the weather work out for your holiday plans, don't miss the update. >>> complete coverage continues with t.j. honey, why aren't you playing with your friends? i am playing with my friends. hey, mrs. d... joseph? sarah! it's mommy's turn now. let's go. [ male announcer ] the average home has over four internet-connected devices. we were gonna storm the castle. i love your hair. [ sarah ] thanks i went to your guy. it's perfect. i thought we were storming the castle. [ male announcer ] that's why you need the internet rated #1 for supporting multiple users and devices simultaneously. verizon fios. a network ahead. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800-974-tty/v. >>> an tops reveals randy savage died from heart disease. he had an enlarged heart with blocking of his arteries. he was driving when he crashed into a tree. he suffered minor injuries from the crash but the cause of his death is hea
NBC
Jul 1, 2011 7:00am EDT
big fireworks show they're getting ready for on monday. two concerts on the steps of the capitol, also at the washington monument. but from coast to coast, we're talking beaches and barbecues and camping and celebration. july 1st and the 2011 great escape is on. ♪ hot fun in the summertime >> reporter: from yosemite in the west. >> i like the girls the best. >> reporter: aaa says 39 million americans will travel 59 miles or more this long weekend. that's 1 million fewer than last year. >> reporter: you can blame the pain at pump. the national average for unleaded now $3.54 a gallon, down from the high of $3.98 on may 4th. but still 80 cents higher than a year ago. >> it's still tough because we're still kind of transitioning from how high the gas prices were so we've got in the habit of not traveling as much. >> reporter: the big surprise? while fewer people are driving than a year ago, more people are flying. air travel is up 9% this summer. >> for some people, it actually may be more convenient and cheaper to fly than to drive this year. >> reporter: and airline ticket prices
NBC
Jul 1, 2011 5:00am EDT
have some good weather. the radar, you can see the big area of high pressure. rain trying to push but it is deflected to the south. we have this big area of protection. storms will hold off for awhile. a lot of sunshine today. 84 to 89 for the high. northwest wind at 5 to 10 miles per hour. things begin to break down on saturday. maybe some rain to the west of us. it looks like saturday will hold together for our area. by sunday, a front gets closer. the high starts to break down. rain chances go up. the front sinks to our south. we do have a range chance. ocean city looks dry on saturday and sunday. -- we do have a range chance. 87 today. low 90's over the weekend. rain chances kicking in on sunday. maybe some isolated storms on monday. on-again, off-again rain next week as well. >> another tablet hits the market today. this version looks similar to others. it has a user interface. it is thin and has a camera and a bunch of apps. messaging and e-mail services. the reason for credit the tablets is simple. >> pc cells are slowly diminishing. laptops sells off slowly diminishing. tablet
Comedy Central
Jul 1, 2011 2:00am PDT
name is jon stewart. got a big show for you tonight. bill kristol, editor of "the weekly standard," will be joining us. he's a fox news contributor. yet, yet, i hope to talk to him about a less contentious issue than that, like afghanistan. all right. ( laughter ) what a show. we're going to start with something that i found on the tv box this morning that was maybe one of the greatest things i've ever seen in my life. >> mark halperin. what was the president's strategy? >> are we in the seven-second delay today? >> oh, lordy. >> i want to characterize how i thought the president behaved. >> we have it. we can use it, right, alex? >> yeah, sure, come on. >> go for it. >> i thought he was kind of a dick yesterday. ( laughter ) >> jon: mark halperin, senior political analyst, editor at large of "time" magazine just called the president a dick. and that wasn't like a spontaneous, like, can't contain myself, you lie! like this one, you guys have a delay because i'm going to call the president a dick. now, people can argue whether that's appropriate, whether halperin crossed some sort
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